Last year I knit a scarf for my niece as a Christmas gift.. This year she asked me to make her some fingerless hand warmers. This a very quick and easy idea I came up with. 

Step 1: Supplies

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basic knitting skills
darning needle

Step 2: Cast On

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cast on 20 stitches
I used size 13 needles and 2 strands of yarn.
I chose a slightly heavier yarn and a slimmer yarn to match the original scarf I knit. I like to knit with mixed yarns.

Step 3: Knit

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knit eac row
I like to just use a knit stitch 
I like the look of rows  of simple knitting.

Step 4: Knit

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Knit about 30 rows
enough to wrap around the hand

Step 5: Knit

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knit approx. 30 rows or 8 inches ( for a size small, give more rows for a larger hand)

Step 6: Cast Off

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Cast off by knitting 2 stitches together
then return the remaining stitch to the needle and knit the next 2 stitches until all stitches are removed from needles.

Step 7: Knit

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knit a second piece

Step 8: Sewing

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Thread the darning needle with the thinner strand of yarn and sew fron 
m the wrist approx. 3"
make a sturdy knot.

Step 9: Sew

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leave a 2" opening and continue to sew to the top edge.

Step 10: Finish

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sew second mitten and the warmers are finished.
Quick and easy!


VictoriaL3 (author)2015-09-13

uhm im a bit confused about the step 6 : then return the remaining stitch to the needle and knit the next 2 stitches. do you mean like put the stitch you just made and slip it on the other needle? maybe if you could make a video it could be easier to understand but other than that this is a great Instructable :)

Londonlisa (author)VictoriaL32017-01-08

Yes, you are passing the remaining stitch from the right needle back to the left, this is sometimes called a "stretchy bind off"

charlieanderin (author)2014-11-23

What do you think would be about the measurements for an adult pair? I am making a pair for my mom for Christmas.

Hi Charlieanderin,

The instructable is written with adult measurements.

Have fun

maginus (author)2013-09-17

always wanted to know haw to make these. brilliant mittens. cant wait to sew them

Susan Cirigliano (author)maginus2013-09-18 will have fun they are very easy! enjoy

Lerrinus (author)2013-07-12

Yay! I just finished making a pair with Bernat Roving wool in Rice Paper colour! Thank you very much for putting up this very nice Instructable! Keep up the great work! :-)

cheryllynne (author)2013-02-06

Thank you! You have inspired me to give it a try! Thank you again!

scoochmaroo (author)2013-01-07

I like the way you've done these. I've been working on a pair of mitts for a while and keep re-knitting them, trying to find a texture that I like. I like the sideways garter stitch! looks a bit like ribbing.....

ardance (author)2013-01-06

My first project other than a scarf;) started and fitted in 1day!!!

rachel pallis (author)2013-01-05

I LOVE THESE!!!!! The make winter just that much less inconvenient.....
I have a few pairs but could always use a few more (*hint*, *hint*). So nice when cold weather dexterity is required (making a payment, using a touch-screen, pumping gas, scratching an itch).

color suggestion?

a multi-color yarn would be lovely!
(my winter coat is cobalt blue - I have a black pair, and an earth tones pair but I'm open to ANYTHING ♥)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-01-04

Very cute! Those are always nice to wear when working on a laptop :)

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Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
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